Charles Glenn “Big Daddy” Miller, 7/14/1966 — 1/4/2022, lost his fight to COVID-19 on January 4th. Glenn was born to Fleeta and Charles Miller on July 14, 1966 and he put himself in high gear from the get go. Glenn, along his two biological brothers Fred and Alan, and his spiritual brothers Mark and Jim Cullinane were legends in Neersville, and stories of their exploits still echo in the forests and cliffs across from Harpers Ferry. Glenn was a lifetime resident of that Virginia/West Virginia area, settling down and spending his adult life in and around Charles Town. It is often said of a person, “they never met a stranger”, but with Glenn those words were true. Whether people were feasting on Glenn’s famous Big Daddy’s Barbeque, waving at him when he drove by in that enormous old red pick-up truck, or sitting around a table with him, any time spent with Glenn was time spent laughing, and feeling like you were with someone you had known forever.
While Glenn loved practically everyone he met, there was no one he loved more than his THREE sons, Dutch, Abe, and Saul. His boys were his entire life, and the reason he worked so incredibly hard every day, even when medical issues in recent years forced him to step away from much of the work he had done for so long. Glenn faced and overcame numerous challenges in recent years, always with the help of what he called his hawk spirit guide. Unfortunately, COVID-19 was the one thing he could not beat. Glenn was hospitalized on New Year’s Day, 2022 and took his leave of this world on January 4th, 2022 with his brother Fred and son Dutch at his side. Glenn leaves behind his precious sons Dutch, Abe, and Saul Miller of Charles Town, WV, brother Fred Miller (wife Michelle Cook-Miller) of Ranson, niece Haley Miller of Inwood, WV, and aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends too numerous to mention, but you all know who you are and we are so grateful he had you.
In accordance with Glenn’s wishes, his body will be cremated and no formal service will be held. There will be a celebration of Glenn’s life in the coming months, likely closer to Spring when COVID-19 is not surging, and people can safely gather outside to share their memories of a truly one-of-a-kind man. In lieu of flowers, there is a GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/cb3bc375 which will be used for Glenn’s medical expenses and to help his sons. Glenn’s family asks that you please consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Glenn wanted nothing to do with politics and there is nothing political about this request. If anything positive can come from Glenn’s tragic and unnecessary passing, it will be if even one person hears Glenn’s story and chooses to get vaccinated.
“I’m as free as a bird now, and this bird will never change.”